"I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for one self, one's own family or one's nation, but for the benefit of all humankind. Universal responsibility ..
"Taking care of this planet that is our only home is not just the responsibility of governments and large organizations, although of course they have a role. The whole of humanity, each of us as individuals has a responsibility. We have to consider seriously whether we can indefinitely ..
The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"It is important to teach school children that violence is a fruitless approach to solving problems." The use of violence and force inevitably entails unanticipated consequences and rarely any solution. It would be much better if children grew up accustomed to the idea that ..
"Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"The creatures that inhabit this earth - be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world" - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"Instead of wasting millions of dollars on weapons we dare never use, the money should be put to more positive ends. And it’s no use waiting for our leaders to take action, we the people have to take action to show our disapproval of these instruments of war and violence. ..
"Education is the best way to train ourselves that we will secure our own well-being by concerning ourselves with others. It is possible to create a better world, a more compassionate, more peaceful world, which is not only in everyone’s interest, but is everyone’s responsibility ..
"The future will be in the hands of those of you who belong to the 21st century. You have the opportunity and responsibility to build a better humanity. This means developing warm-heartedness in this very life, here and now. So, do whatever work you do, but ask yourselves ..
"As human beings we each have a responsibility to care for humanity. Expressing concern for others brings inner strength and deep satisfaction. As social animals, human beings need friendship, but friendship doesn’t come from wealth and power, but from showing compassion ..